A big eye opener at the Charles Horwitz Planetarium, in Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Charles Z Horwitz Planetarium

  My son was asking me how old the universe was and I told him scientists used to think about twenty billion years, but with the use of the hubble telescope and measuring Capella and Procyon stars they narrowed it down to about thirteen to fourteen billion. He then asked me what is was like back then and I just look at him and tell him I was not around. He thought I was older than dirt before and now this really puts a new twist on things.

The Charles Horwitz planetarium is located in the Retzer nature center and it is truly a gem. I have always been fascinated with Astronomy and this is just up our alley. nebulas,fusion reactions and energy, quasars, black holes, and more.Nothing better than a Super Nova ( not a Chevy or Oasis song) to light up the Universe.This beautiful place is ran by the Waukesha School district.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

9am to 5pm

The planetarium theater comes alive with the skies over Waukesha and the dazzling stories of your favorite constellations.

AM showtimes: 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30. Noon;
PM showtimes: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4 and 4:30pm.

Tickets available in the lobby. Please arrive early.

School and public programs presented through the summer.

$2 adults; $1 children under 12 or senior citizens over 55.

Horwitz Planetarium in Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha

Call 262-548-7801


Try a visit to the Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium at Retzer Nature Center. Without leaving your seats, you will be transported beyond city lights to the wonders of the skies above. Programs begin with a brief tour of the current evening sky, which includes the location of the moon, visible planets and constellations. There are also seasonal programs available.


Tom Braatz


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Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


I had a good laugh earlier this evening when I read this...thanks. I remember that sometimes when I was playing scrabble online someone would ask me 'ASL' so I would reply 'older than dirt, neutered, don't remember'.  That always shut them up in a hurry.  ((((-:

I LOVE planetariums and haven't been to one in years. I wonder why I don't have a telescope yet? hmmm


Sep 21, 2008 02:58 PM #1
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
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I had a telescope but for the life of me I lost it. How do you lose a telescope? I still have my old set of binoculars but that's not going to get me nothing but some fried retinas.


Sep 21, 2008 03:05 PM #2
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

lol.....too funny.

Time to hit the hay for me.  ((-:


Sep 21, 2008 03:10 PM #3
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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What a wonderful planatarium.  We have one in our area and I should really make it a point to go.  I love the photos.  Nicely presented post.

Sep 22, 2008 07:40 AM #4
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Tom, how cool is that? I haven't been to a plaetarium for YEARS. Guess I'll have to go and share some photos with y'all. Did you take the photos? ;-) I love your down to earth play on words...;-)


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